Date(s) - March 18, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Join us for a family-friendly afternoon in Oakland with the top creators of new children’s books and graphic novels. From the author and illustrator of the popular children’s board book A is for Activist, Innosanto Nagara’s new release, My Night in the Planetarium, is centered on his childhood in Indonesia. Artist Thi Bui will share insights on her new graphic novel, The Best We Could Do, and share a sneak peek with the advance reader’s copy of A Different Pond, a children’s book written by Minneapolis-based poet Bao Phi and illustrated by Bui. Co-authors Stan Yogi and Laura Atkins share the process behind the new Fred Korematsu Speaks Up biography geared toward middle school children. Illustrator Nidhi Chanani debuts her YA graphic novel, Pashmina. Hear from these creative minds about their inspirations, artistic process, and how their personal experiences inform storytelling. Moderated by ABC7 News.
12pm – Doors open, light refreshments and Peter’s Kettle Corn available
1pm – Panel begins
2pm – Book Signing
Expected Guests in Attendance: Stan Yogi (Senior Consultant), Laura Atkins (Author/Editor), Nidhi Chanani (Illustrator/Artist), Innosanto Nagara (Author/Illustrator), Thi Bui (Cartoonist/Graphic Novelist)